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Bobdaboarder
Bobdaboarder
30 November 2013

Barrington Homes

Barrington Homes
NSW

Hi mnhmckenzie, Our plans are about to go to council. So far they have been great. Very friendly and helpful. We also made a couple of changes to the Rochester.

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Bobdaboarder
Nov 30, 2013 11:04 pm
Tans1970
Tans1970
30 November 2013

Building the Retreat Nouveau Q1 with Plantation Homes

Building the Retreat Nouveau Q1 with Plantation Homes
QLD

So I am a late starter on this particular forum, however I have been keeping a blog of our progress so far. Overall not too many frustrations…

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Tans1970
Nov 30, 2013 10:21 pm
Tans1970
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 November 2013

Sewerage and Stormwater Costs - too high?

Sewerage and Stormwater Costs - too high?
NSW

$17.5 k sounds over the top but it's also a bad time of the year to be lining up work. You should always get 3 quotes. Try and get a drainer, they won't be hiring…

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SaveH2O
Nov 30, 2013 2:55 pm
SaveH2O
Ari
Ari
30 November 2013

PCI issue - please help!

PCI issue - please help!
QLD

The fact they are already trying to steam roll you is a big red flag that you need to hire an independent inspector. I wouldn't accept it.

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Ari
Nov 30, 2013 10:12 am
askanaan
askanaan
29 November 2013

Bulk Builders VS family friend builder

Bulk Builders VS family friend builder
NSW

The specification must satisfy current regulations for the building permit so that should not be a problem. Almost entire incidence of…

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askanaan
Nov 29, 2013 10:34 pm
DoubleDutch
DoubleDutch
29 November 2013

Plot Ratio / Site Coverage Max - What is it in your Council?

Plot Ratio / Site Coverage Max - What is it in your Council?
SA

Very interesting - so in some cases (maybe all?) there is a minimum AND maximum ratio. Can certainly understand your want to increase garden /…

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DoubleDutch
Nov 29, 2013 7:28 pm
WildwoodHome
WildwoodHome
29 November 2013

Anyone else buliding in Wildwood, Carramar??

Anyone else buliding in Wildwood, Carramar??
WA
1, 2

Thanks hopefully yours goes smoothly as well, in fact i'm taking a drive up there now to count my bricks again haha.

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WildwoodHome
Nov 29, 2013 2:24 pm
walkie85
walkie85
29 November 2013

Multi Generation Dwelling Plan...

Multi Generation Dwelling Plan...
QLD

Hi, I'm trying to find some good plans for ideas for a multi generation dwelling? Needs to be one storey & wheelchair accessible... Hence the need, my son has special…

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walkie85
Nov 29, 2013 11:38 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
29 November 2013

Paver in Perth (SOR)

Paver in Perth (SOR)
WA

Not sure if you have contacted Todd at TBF Paving. He is a local guy here in Aubin Grove. 0407 384 744

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Perth_Euro
Nov 29, 2013 9:42 am
Forg
Forg
28 November 2013

Master Bedroom back or front of the house

Master Bedroom back or front of the house
NSW

I've read a lot of people who don't want the laundry near the bedrooms, but I don't really understand why they do this. I don't want to have to…

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Forg
Nov 28, 2013 2:38 pm
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askanaan
Nov 28, 2013 11:03 am
buildingwest
buildingwest
28 November 2013

NBG Blaxland 200E - Builders gone bust.....

NBG Blaxland 200E - Builders gone bust.....
VIC
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Thanks. I am sure I will love the house. The builders were refusing to address a lot of the issues and I really had to argue with them over so many items. They would not…

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buildingwest
Nov 28, 2013 10:54 am
Jho_Silz
Jho_Silz
27 November 2013

Clarendon Sheridan 38

Clarendon Sheridan 38
NSW

Hi dotgif, we are also planning on building a wentworth with Clarendon with a few changes to the design. Have you found…

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Jho_Silz
Nov 27, 2013 10:33 pm
rzweng
rzweng
27 November 2013

Minta Farm title

Minta Farm title
VIC

Anyone knows when on earth the title will be released? I was told the title will be delayed to mid 2014 atleast. Not sure if it is stage 1 or 2 or both. And is MF an…

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rzweng
Nov 27, 2013 9:30 pm
vanbox
vanbox
27 November 2013

Small lot house Brisbane - Moved In!

Small lot house Brisbane - Moved In!
QLD
1, 2

Looks amazing, I just wanted to see more photos on the real eatate site :lol: Everything looks lovely and I really like the floor plan. best of…

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vanbox
Nov 27, 2013 8:22 pm
Forg
Forg
27 November 2013

Doses building usually stop or slow down over Christmas?

Doses building usually stop or slow down over Christmas?
WA

Yeah, Sydney is hotter in February than January too. I certainly don't envy the tradesmen & tradeswomen who're forced to take their holidays at the absolute most annoying…

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Forg
Nov 27, 2013 5:49 pm
robbie55
robbie55
27 November 2013

Holes made by electrician for light fittings/power points?

Holes made by electrician for light fittings/power points?

I don't think there is going to be too much to argue if it looks neat once they're all on but it does say something about the quality of their work and the pride they take…

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robbie55
Nov 27, 2013 10:58 am
robbie55
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KGsGirl
Nov 27, 2013 10:39 am
KGsGirl
Forg
Forg
27 November 2013

Connection of electricity - knock down rebuild

Connection of electricity - knock down rebuild
NSW

Also check with the builder & the demolition people; for ours, and without me even considering what was supposed to happen, the electrician who works for the demo company…

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Forg
Nov 27, 2013 8:40 am
LapidiusCortez
LapidiusCortez
27 November 2013

Rochedale Estates - Covenants and Community

Rochedale Estates - Covenants and Community
QLD

I too lived there for a while and the community seemed good to me. The place is a relaxing one. I think it will be good if you already have a connection out there with…

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LapidiusCortez
Nov 27, 2013 12:53 am
LapidiusCortez
nhw
nhw
26 November 2013

Looking for recommendations for builders

Looking for recommendations for builders
NSW

Thanks guys. Location I'm not sure either just outside ACT or in ACT can't decide. It's such a scary thing.

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nhw
Nov 26, 2013 8:58 pm
KGsGirl
KGsGirl
26 November 2013

land vs construction cost ratio

land vs construction cost ratio
VIC
1, 2

Appin NSW Land - 180k for 460sq House - 230k house

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KGsGirl
Nov 26, 2013 8:40 pm
KGsGirl
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
26 November 2013

Question for knockdown/rebuilders re: phone line

Question for knockdown/rebuilders re: phone line
VIC

I've signed with Optus cable, hahahahaha! Sorry, I just did not think it would be this easy. Touch wood though, I'll be more relieved when it's in…

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Bluesuede
Nov 26, 2013 5:35 pm
Bluesuede
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LeanneR
Nov 26, 2013 5:21 pm
LeanneR
Novice8
Novice8
26 November 2013

Moving in straight after PCI

Moving in straight after PCI
NSW

We've received the Cert of Occ well before handover, as long as the things found in your PCI walk through aren't things that would hold back the…

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Novice8
Nov 26, 2013 3:02 pm
DM1423
DM1423
26 November 2013

Summit @Home Portal

Summit @Home Portal
WA

Anyone building with the Summit Home Group using this tool? Any feedback?

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DM1423
Nov 26, 2013 11:21 am
DM1423
claypot
claypot
26 November 2013

Statesman Homes Colour Selection costs

Statesman Homes Colour Selection costs
SA
1, 2

Hey there we bailed out of a build with Statesman ( not due to any thing they'd done) I found the ducted air con price was much the same as the price I got ($200- $300),…

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claypot
Nov 26, 2013 6:20 am
Silverfishy
Silverfishy
25 November 2013

Building Double Storey - Visited Selandra Rise Clyde North

Building Double Storey - Visited Selandra Rise Clyde North

How did you go? have you signed up? We are looking now as well in whitehorse to do a kdrb. Unfortunately in "zone 3" for porter davis which will cost an extra 5 or 10 k.…

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Silverfishy
Nov 25, 2013 11:03 pm
Silverfishy
Serialbuilder
Serialbuilder
25 November 2013

Aveling homes - first time build baldivis

Aveling homes - first time build baldivis
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi newby, pretty much same as you but on a lesser scale. I'm reasonably happy with how things are looking but DH is still struggling. I'm not sure what will happen, I'm…

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Serialbuilder
Nov 25, 2013 9:27 pm
Serialbuilder
melaqua7
melaqua7
25 November 2013

Need help deciding on front door

Need help deciding on front door
WA

Thanks for all of your input. I think I have decided to go with the benchmark double door instead of a hume pivot. I have kept my eye on houses on the weekend and saw many…

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melaqua7
Nov 25, 2013 7:24 pm
Sunrise1
Sunrise1
25 November 2013

Eden Brae Cremorne 35 Display - Bunya, which Bricks?

Eden Brae Cremorne 35 Display - Bunya, which Bricks?
NSW

that is great news for you. The cost comes in at about $7000 extra for a cremorne 38. we asked for a quote on pewter. Wow!!!! $14,000 upgrade.

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Sunrise1
Nov 25, 2013 4:34 pm
hee
hee
25 November 2013

Anybody building with Western Sydney Property Group ???

Anybody building with Western Sydney Property Group ???
NSW

::cry:: ::sad:: Hello. I could not just pass by your question in the forum as I bought the off-the-plan townhouse built by them recently and now I am so stressed due to the house. I…

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hee
Nov 25, 2013 4:14 pm
moomin
moomin
25 November 2013

Quaker barn/American barn homes? Pros and cons please

Quaker barn/American barn homes? Pros and cons please

Looking into doing the same. Would love to read more & see some photo's. Have had a possible price of around $13k 'mentioned' for a 60' x 40' (or 18m x 12m) kit barn/shed.…

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moomin
Nov 25, 2013 3:09 pm
Forg
Forg
25 November 2013

How much work can you do before council approval

How much work can you do before council approval
NSW

I note others in the street have had private certifier approval and they are still listed on the council website - if you get CDC do they still…

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Forg
Nov 25, 2013 1:13 pm
Serialbuilder
Serialbuilder
25 November 2013

Removing concrete and muck off aluminium window frames

Removing concrete and muck off aluminium window frames
WA

Thank you Scottperrin I will print this out for direction. I was afraid we might do damage by leaving it, I will approach the window company for touch up paint again (have…

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Serialbuilder
Nov 25, 2013 10:42 am
Serialbuilder
Davelle
Davelle
25 November 2013

Cairns build - Austart Homes

Cairns build - Austart Homes
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Have only just come across this thread! your house looks stunning especially with the surroundings as well, love cairns! Congrats on making such a beautiful home

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Davelle
Nov 25, 2013 9:51 am
Davelle
Cameron32
Cameron32
25 November 2013

Soil Removal after site cut/fill

Soil Removal after site cut/fill
NSW

Yes, I did in gumtree Builder just removed soil, and keep something at my backyard.

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Cameron32
Nov 25, 2013 9:43 am
Cameron32
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Building a new colonial style house

Building a new colonial style house
QLD

I don't know anyone but find a builder who designs and builds similar houses. Best to get a 3D Designer Builder like us. but.

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 5:59 pm
leighton
building-expert
building-expert
24 November 2013

House built in the wrong spot

House built in the wrong spot
WA

Hi agabob Unfortunately there is not much you can do about it now, looks like everyone has missed it including you but you have put up a good example as to what can…

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building-expert
Nov 24, 2013 5:56 pm
building-expert
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

What Discounts are Mainstream Builders Willing to Give?

What Discounts are Mainstream Builders Willing to Give?
VIC

This is a matter of supply and demand, and things are definitely on the improve. cheers and don't wait too long.

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 5:52 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

CHEAPEST home builder in Australia in terms of m2?

CHEAPEST home builder in Australia in terms of m2?

One really needs a plan, the data, that is site cost data, and of course, a detailed specification. My jobs have 500 cost centres and if out by $100 average, then that is…

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 5:49 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Building a house with a kit from stonehomes.com.au

Building a house with a kit from stonehomes.com.au
NSW

I compete against kit home people. One needs to get a very good idea on what one does not get and also the cost of labour not included. It is often more expensive than you…

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 5:44 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Builder landscaping

Builder landscaping
VIC

This really ought to be fully detailed via plans and specifications. You don't seem to have much detail?

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 5:42 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Using non-builder contractors during/post build

Using non-builder contractors during/post build
QLD

We do quite a bit of that, but of course, it is up to the builder on the job. Ask nicely? cheers

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 5:32 pm
leighton
joyfulbuilder
joyfulbuilder
24 November 2013

Colourbond roof (pictures wanted plz)

Colourbond roof (pictures wanted plz)
SA

If you're able to - drive around and take photos of houses you like because you'll also see what else works with the roof colour.... eg. certain driveway colours, window…

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joyfulbuilder
Nov 24, 2013 9:52 am
Babycakes
Babycakes
24 November 2013

Chicken and egg: occupation certificates

Chicken and egg: occupation certificates
NSW

Hi! We're close to the end of the build and wanted to put the driveway in before handover while the concreter was still available. However, we were told we couldn't do…

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Babycakes
Nov 24, 2013 12:18 am
Babycakes
barker
barker
23 November 2013

Barker's - Posting from my new house

Barker's - Posting from my new house
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Been a bit quiet here for the past year. Settling in. Have curtains in three rooms and paper blinds in the rest. Have two light fittings. The vinyl plank flooring we put…

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barker
Nov 23, 2013 11:10 pm
barker
AKB
AKB
23 November 2013

custom-built in Sydney upper north shore-Facade uploaded

custom-built in Sydney upper north shore-Facade uploaded
NSW
1, 2

I love it I like how each elevation is grand enough to be the main one by itself, especially the side of the house which is what people normally ignore

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AKB
Nov 23, 2013 7:36 pm
AKB
Jonny Conlan
Jonny Conlan
23 November 2013

Anyone used besafe building inspectors?

Anyone used besafe building inspectors?
WA

Thinking of using besafe bunbury to advise on a new build in dunsborough. Anyone used the company before? Jonny

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Jonny Conlan
Nov 23, 2013 4:25 pm
navarch
navarch
23 November 2013

Confused with Tile Selections - Need advise

Confused with Tile Selections - Need advise
WA

Thanks a lot for your comments guys.. really appreciate your input. I think we will go for the darker tile as that is less of a risk with that going wrong than the one…

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navarch
Nov 23, 2013 12:12 pm
navarch

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